Virtual Programs

My Grandma and Your Grandma: An Interview with Jonathan Thunder | Tuesday, March 8, 2022 | 6-6:45 PM | via Zoom Webinar | Watch here

Join us for an event presented by the Tweed Museum of Art. Museum educator Colin Nelson-Dusek will interview artist Jonathan Thunder about his painting, "My Grandma and Your Grandma," currently on view at the Tweed. 

Jonathan Thunder is a Duluth-based multimedia artist whose work addresses contemporary social, political, and cultural matters through surreal visuals and animation. An enrolled member of the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe, Thunder's art often includes imagery inspired by his heritage. 

My Grandma and Your Grandma: An Interview with Jonathan Thunder

Caged | Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 5-6 PM | Virtual via Zoom

The Tweed Museum of Art Presents "Caged," in celebration of African American History Month. Join us for a presentation and dialogue with the composer, flutist, and videographer of the musical piece "Caged." 

Moderated by Abdi Ali ('21) and Christian Moreno-Cova ('21)

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A Virtual Essay Reading by Heid E. Erdrich Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | 5-6 PM |  via Zoom Webinar | Free | Pre-Registration Required:  link here

 Join us for a virtual reading of an essay about Ojibwe and Finnish artist Carl Gawboy’s artwork written by Heid E. Erdrich. Heid grew up in Wahpeton North Dakota and is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain. Her new poetry collection Little Big Bully won a National Poetry Series award in 2019 and was published by Penguin in 2020. Heid edited the 2018 anthology New Poets of Native Nations which won an American Book Award. Her work has won awards including a Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowship and two Minnesota Book Awards for poetry. Heid teaches in the low-residency MFA Creative Writing Program of Augsburg University. She is the 2021 Glasgow (virtual) Visiting Professor at Washington and Lee University.

About Carl Gawboy:

From September 20, 2020, until May 16, 2021, the Tweed Museum of Art presented "A Life Well-Painted: The Art of Carl Gawboy," a retrospective showcasing 38 artworks from Bois Forte Anishinaabe/Ojibwe and Finnish artist Carl Gawboy. His meticulously painted artworks depict Anishinaabe cultural activities, legends, fond memories of rural farm life, and family and friends. Gawboy, who graduated from UMD in 1965, has significantly influenced the Twin Ports community as a talented and treasured artist, teacher, storyteller, family man, and friend.

This activity is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Regalia and Gawboy: A Teachers’ Spring EventTuesday, May 11, 2021 | 4-5 PM | via Zoom 

Join artist-educators Wendy Savage and Alison Aune for a Zoom hour of stories, artworks, and Native American curriculum development. We will draw inspiration from the recent exhibitions Native RegaliaPast & Present and A Life Well Painted: The Art of Carl Gawboy featuring artists Carl Gawboy, Irene Losh, Melvin Losh, Marcie McIntire, Joe Savage, Chholing Taha, Delina White, Dennis White, Wendy Savage, Dr. Lisa Savage. Participants will receive information about the upcoming Activity Booklets and access to Powerpoints and lesson plans. The Zoom will be sent upon an RSVP to [email protected].

CEUs* available

(* this has been confirmed with Duluth School District 709)